Forerunner 245

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Product Description

GPS Running Smartwatch with  Advanced Training Features

  • Evaluates your current training status to indicate if you’re undertraining or overdoing it; offers additional performance monitoring features
  • Get free adaptive training plans from Garmin Coach, or create your own custom workouts on our Garmin Connect online fitness community
  • Provides advanced running dynamics², including ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more
  • Safety and tracking features³, such as built-in incident detection, make it easy to share your location
  • Battery life: up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; up to 6 hours in GPS mode with music
  • You do the running. Forerunner 245 Music does the thinking. It even gets to know you, mile after mile and song after song. This GPS smartwatch has storage for your favorite tunes, so you can keep moving to the music without having to lug your phone along. It also tracks your stats, crunches the numbers and gets to know all about your performance, your running form, your training history and even your goals. All you need to focus on is putting one foot in front of the other.

Advanced Performance Analytics

What amount of training is right for you? Forerunner 245 Music offers personalized training and recovery insight for smarter training decisions, helping you prepare for your next race. It keeps tabs on your VO2 max and understands how heat and altitude impact your performance. And the higher your VO2 max, the higher you can expect to perform, which is exactly what is shown by the performance condition metric. Training status evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you’re training productively, peaking or overreaching. See how your workouts influence the development of endurance, speed and power with aerobic and anaerobic training effect feedback. Recovery time helps you maximize the benefit of your efforts by predicting when you will be ready for your next tough challenge. You can even view your overall training load, which measures your exercise volume from the last 7 days and compares it to the optimal range for your fitness and recent training history.

 

Advanced Performance Analytics

More Ways to Work Out

Running is what you do, so train smarter with the tools available from our Garmin Connect online fitness community. Create your own custom workouts, or download free ones that sync right to your watch. Or, if you’ve got a specific goal in mind for your next 5K, check out Garmin Coach. Featuring guidance from expert coaches and free training plans that adapt to you and your goals, it’s a foolproof way to get to the finish line. As part of your training plan, it can even help you predict your race time. What about when you want to switch it up? Forerunner 245 Music also has activity profiles for cycling, pool swimming, indoor rowing and even for using the elliptical or stair-stepper.

 

More Ways to Work Out

Analyze Your Running Form

The Forerunner 245 Music GPS smartwatch also has the tools you need to improve your running form. The watch measures crucial running metrics² such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, vertical oscillationand vertical ratio. These measurements are the key to understanding your form, so you can bring your best on every run and at every race. Your Forerunner 245 Music can start tracking these metrics with the addition of a compatible heart rate strap or the compact Running Dynamics Pod, which clips right onto your waistband.

 

Analyze Your Running Form

 

Wellness and Advanced Sleep Monitoring

 

Wellness and Advanced Sleep Monitoring

 

The Forerunner 245 Music smartwatch has tools to help keep tabs on your overall well-being and the sleep4 you’re getting at night. These tools provide crucial insight you can use to maximize your training. For example, it’s our first running watch to include a Pulse Ox sensor5. This wrist-based sensor estimates your body’s blood oxygen saturation, which can help gauge how your body is absorbing oxygen — especially while you sleep. And to give you an idea of how you’re sleeping, Forerunner 245 Music tracks your light, deep and REM stages of sleep, along with movement throughout the night. It also features all-day stress monitoring for wellness tracking during the day. If your stress level starts to climb, use the relaxation breathing timer for a few minutes of guided breathing, which can help calm your mind and body. And to help you optimize your body’s energy, Body Battery energy monitoring uses collected data to gauge your energy reserves at any moment, so you can plan your day to optimize times for activity and rest.

General

Lens Material Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Bezel Material fiber-reinforced polymer
Quick Release Bands yes (20 mm, Industry standard)
Strap material silicone
Physical size 42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 (mm) Fits wrists with a circumference of 127-204 mm
Display size 1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter
Display resolution 240 x 240 pixels
Display type sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Weight 38.5 g
Battery life Smartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours GPS mode without music: Up to 24 hours
Water rating Swim, 5 ATM
Color display
Memory/History 200 hours of activity data

Clock Features

Time/date YES
GPS Time Sync YES
Automatic daylight saving time YES
Alarm clock YES
Timer YES
Stopwatch YES
Sunrise/sunset times YES

Sensors

GPS YES
GLONASS YES
Galileo YES
Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor YES
Compass YES
Accelerometer YES

Daily Smart Features

Connectivity Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi
Connect IQ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) YES
Smart notifications YES
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only) YES
Calendar YES
Weather YES
Controls smartphone music YES
Plays and controls watch music YES
Music Storage up to 500 songs
Find My Phone YES
Find My Watch YES
VIRB Camera Remote YES
Smartphone compatibility iPhone and Android™
Compatible with Garmin Connect Mobile YES

Safety and Tracking Features

Incident Detection during select activities (Smartphone Required)
Assistance (Smartphone Required)
LiveTrack

Activity Tracking Features

Step counter YES
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) YES
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) YES
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep) YES
Calories burned YES
Distance traveled YES
Intensity minutes YES
TrueUp YES
Move IQ YES
Fitness Age (in app)
Body Battery Energy Monitor YES
All-day Stress Tracking YES

Gym & Fitness Equipment

Available gym activity profiles Strength Training, Cardio Training, Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
Cardio workouts Yes
Strength workouts  Yes
Automatic rep counting Yes

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

GPS speed and distance YES
Customizable data pages YES
Customizable activity profiles YES
Auto Pause YES
Interval training YES
Advanced workouts YES
Downloadable training plans YES
Auto Lap YES
Manual lap YES
Configurable lap alerts YES
V02 max YES
Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.) YES
Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC) YES
Training Effect (aerobic) YES
Training Effect (anaerobic) YES
Customizable alerts YES
Audio prompts YES
Finish time YES
Virtual Partner YES
Race an Activity YES
Course guidance YES
Touch and/or button lock YES
Auto scroll YES
Activity history on watch YES

Heart Rate Features

HR zones YES
HR alerts YES
HR calories YES
% HR max YES
% HRR YES
Recovery time YES
Auto max HR YES
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+ to paired devices) YES

Running Features

Available run profiles Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running
GPS-based distance, time and pace YES
Running dynamics YES
Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length) YES
Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry) YES
Stride length (real time) YES
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute) YES
Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level) YES
Run workouts YES
Race predictor YES
Foot pod capable YES

Outdoor Recreation Features

Point-to-point navigation YES
Bread crumb trail in real time YES
Back to start YES
TracBack YES
UltraTrac mode YES
Distance to destination YES
GPS coordinates YES

Cycling Features

Available cycling profiles Biking, Indoor Biking
Courses YES
Race an activity YES
Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal) YES
Compatible with Varia Vision (head-mounted display) YES
Compatible with Varia radar (rear-facing radar) YES
Compatible with Varia lights YES
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor) YES

Swimming Features

Available swim profiles Pool Swimming
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories) YES
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) YES
Swim efficiency (SWOLF) YES
Drill logging YES
Pool swim workouts YES

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